Sunday, October 31, 2021

Happy Halloween With One Extra Card for YOU

I hope everyone has a Halloween that they love!

I had not tried a Criss Cross Card Fun Fold before. Oh my, they are so easy! 

You need one piece of 4-1/4" x 11" cardstock, scored at 5-1/2". Then you will make one diagonal cut on your paper trimmer from the scoreline to the downward front corner. The cardstock piece you cut off is flipped over and will become the other front piece once the Designer Series Paper is attached.

 However, don't use one-directional Designer Series Paper like I did. I wanted to use the Cute Halloween Designer Series Paper, but guess what? It was one-directional, so I ended up using two pieces instead of the one 4" x 5-1/4" piece that you need to slice diagonally and flip over one side. Both of the scalene triangles will fit precisely on the front cardstock pieces.

I also dug through my leftover Paper Pumpkin kit materials and came up with the cute Boo and skeleton to decorate the Scalloped Rectangle Die shapes that I die cut out. You can position those rectangles however you'd like. They are meant to cover up whatever you stamp inside on your card liner.

Just search YouTube for Criss Cross Cards as there are many videos to show you this fun fold.

Of course, don't forget to decorate your envelope flap either!

Have a Happy Halloween!

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#stampinup #crisscrossfunfold

Saturday, October 30, 2021

Candy Corn Survey for You

Happy National Candy Corn Day!

Do you Love it or Hate it?

Let me know in the comments below!

P.S. I love candy corn!

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#stampinup  #halloweencandy

Friday, October 29, 2021

Lori's Christmas Tags to Share

My demonstrator friend, Lori P. has been holding monthly Christmas card classes this year via Zoom since she lives in Southern California, and I've been joining in as much as I can. Today was the last class until the new year and it focused on holiday tags! 

Lori did all the hard work designing these but she shared that she was inspired by the July-December 2021 Mini Catalog. She said that the catalog has over 20 tag ideas to case.

A Lori original layout using 3" strips of the recently retired Sale-a-Bration products Penguin Playmates punched with the retired Scalloped Tag Topper punch and punched starburst circles of the Sale-a- Bration Be Dazzling Specialty Paper. The Retired Itty Bitty Christmas Greetings stamp set was the one I used throughout these tags. Plus very retired glimmer enamel dots whose name I can't even remember! The 1/8" satin white ribbon is not a Stampin' Up! product, just something hanging around my craft room.

Seasonal Label Dies shapes cut in Garden Green and Basic White with a narrow strip of Sale-a-Bration Peaceful Prints Designer Series Paper adhered. Fussy cut animals from the
Sweet Stockings Designer Series Paper raised on mini dimensionals.

These two tags were influenced by page 78 above
More Sweet Stockings Designer Series Paper used along with more fussy cut images from the paper as well.

She was influenced by the lower right corner tag on page 61. The Painted Christmas Designer Series Paper and Basic White cardstock were die cut with Tailor Made Tags. I used some retired White Glimmer Paper and a very retired snowflake die to add the accent.

A similar idea is found on page 3 using the Christmas Season Bundle, Christmas to Remember stamp set, and the Painted Christmas Designer Series Paper. I added the Real Red Ruffled 3/8" ribbon for more pop at the tag top! The red 1/8" ribbon was some more non Stampin' Up! ribbon laying around my craft room.

So if you need some quick holiday package tags or tags for cookie swaps, these are some great ideas to try. Making tags are also a great way to use up those retired products or scraps you have hanging around. Give these designs a try!

Happy Creating!

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#stampinup #christmastags

Wednesday, October 27, 2021

Saturday Morning Trio of Stampers

Do you ever get so involved in what you are doing you forget to take photos along the way? That's what happened to me at my October Stamp and Chat classes. 
 I remembered to take photos of the three ladies that attended my Saturday morning class on October 9, but then proceeded to forget to take any other photos of the ladies at my Saturday night and Sunday afternoon classes. I've got to do better in November! All these wonderful stampers need to be celebrated!

Here's Elizabeth doing some heat embossing. It was her first time in person with us. She did fabulous!

Here's Amy and Darlene getting ready to do some Die cutting for their cards. They have attended before and I'm so thankful they like to return to class frequently.

Thanks, Ladies for joining in the fun! Hope to see you at November's classes!

Tuesday, October 26, 2021

Harvest Meadow Suite

The Harvest Meadow Suite is a wonderful collection of products that you can have fun creating with after Halloween passes. You can make some lovely fall cards or even change them up into Thanksgiving cards if you'd like. 

Enjoy this short video introducing the Suite.

The images below are from my online store, so you can see items a little more close up.

Nature's Harvest Cling Stamp Set

Harvest Meadow Bundle - 10% off the cost of the stamp set and dies if bought separately.

Harvest Meadow 12 x 12 Designer Series Paper

A selection of card ideas to inspire you!

In addition to the above the Suite also has Diamon Weave Ribbon, Brushed Metallic adhesive backed Dots, and Cork 12 x 12 Specialty Paper.  So much to have fun with!

If you'd like to order, just click the link below my name. Thanks for stopping by today to see another of Stampin' Up!s wonderful products!

Monday, October 25, 2021

October Peaceful Christmas Paper Pumpkin Kit Alternatives

I had a fun day recently making a big mess on my stamping desk while I created 18 cards from the 10 card October Peaceful Christmas Paper Pumpkin kit.

Does your desk ever look like this? I have to clean up after a stamping day, just to begin again on another project.

Below are 15 of the 18 cards (because 3 were duplicates) to share with you!

I tried for the first time on the lower left card above tinting the Black and White Gingham Ribbon with Dark Real Red Stampin' Blends Alcohol Marker. It dried quickly and helped make some color pop on that card.

Above I had to try rotating the Noel card both vertically and horizontally. I used the retired Buffalo Check background stamp on the upper left card. I don't recommend that because it turns out the ink wouldn't absorb into the kit card base. I had to use my Heat Tool, wipe off excess with a kleenex and still let it just sit for a while until I could only see dull ink, instead of wet shiny ink.

On the top right card above I used my retired small star punch and punched out stars from the silver paper that the "Noel" came out of. I thought those stars helped the trees "pop".

This card above has a 1-1/2" score line on the front, so the Basic Black cardstock can be folded back on itself. By doing that you can split a "forest" card front in two pieces and use one piece on the left front and the other on the inner card. What you can't see is a piece of Basic White for your message inside as well.  After tying the Metallic Mesh Ribbon around the folded flap, I secured the flap with mini-dimensionals.

Besides the supplies in the kit, I also used Basic Black, Real Red, and Basic White cardstock for card bases and punched circles, recently retired Sale-a-Bration Peaceful Prints Designer Series Paper, current Black and White Gingham Ribbon, retired Metallic Mesh Ribbon from last year's Fall Mini Catalog, retired Buffalo Print  Background stamp, Rhinestone Basic Jewels, retired 2-1/4" and 2-1/2" Circle punches, plus assorted scraps and pieces from other leftover Paper Pumpkin kits. Oh yeah, Basic White envelopes too.

I hope these designs have inspired you! Whether you subscribe to Paper Pumpkin or not, you can definitely case some of these card designs with supplies you may already have in your stash! 

If you'd like to subscribe to Paper Pumpkin for only $22 a month, click HERE.

Have a lovely fall day!

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#stampinup #christmascards

Friendly Ghost and Spiders Halloween Card

Halloween is a week away now. This is the last Halloween card I'm sharing for this year. It's another easy one to put together. 

When I saw this darling layout idea I cased it from I knew I had to try it with the Cute Halloween Designer Series Paper. I changed it up a bit to make it my own.

Sizes to cut from the Cute Halloween DSP
Left piece - 1" x 5"
Top Right Piece - 2-7/16" x 2-5/8"
Lower Right Piece - 2-7/16" x 2-5/8" and colored with the Stampin' Blends (Super fun technique you can do with any black and white paper, talk about customizing!)

Products used to Create this Card and 
some are available to order from my online store link below:

Pumpkin Pie cardstock for card base and die cut tag
Basic Black cardstock layer
Cute Halloween 6" x 6" Designer Series Paper (DSP)
Dark Pumpkin Pie Stampin' Blends alcohol marker
Stitched So Sweetly Dies
Spider stamp from retired Googly Ghouls stamp set
Boo! is from the September 2018 Paper Pumpkin Kit stamp set
Basic White for inner card layer
Pumpkin Pie ink
Memento Tuxedo Black ink
Retired - Harvest Hellos stamp set for card inside
Pumpkin Pie Stampin' Write Marker for tag edge treatment inside card
Holiday Rhinestones Basic Jewels
Paper Snips for fussy cutting images

Have a great time celebrating Halloween however you do it! Boo!

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#stampinup #halloweencards 

Saturday, October 23, 2021

Treat Yourself Easy Sliced Card Front

Halloween is coming really soon, so here's a super easy card you can make multiples of in short order! Check it out!

My dear demo friend Lori P designed a similar card (Thanks Lori!), but I created a "peek a boo" version by only using one piece of Designer Series Paper and flipping over the top section before adhering to the card base.

With your paper trimmer slice diagonally across your piece of 4" x 5-1/4" Cute Halloween DSP wherever you would like. Then flip the top piece over so you'll be creating a little "peek a boo window" on the card base.  Adhere the lower piece of DSP first and then line up the top piece so right edge lines up well.

Decorate the inside of the card with the 3/4" piece of DSP that was left over and add a fussy cut ghost image for extra cuteness.

Products Used in Creating this Card and available to order at the link below:
Basic Black cardstock  for card base
Cute Halloween 6" x 6" Designer Series Paper (DSP)
Layering Circles Dies
Basic White cardstock for die cut circle
Pumpkin Pie cardstock for scalloped circle
Greeting stamp from Sweet Ice Cream stamp set
Basic White for inner card layer
Memento Tuxedo Black ink
Holiday Rhinestones Basic Jewels
Paper Snips for fussy cutting images

Even though Halloween is just a week away, it's not too late to use some of your paper stash to whip up some similar cards for family and friends! Have a fun time doing that!

#stampinwitheva #sudemo
#stampinup #halloweencards 

Thursday, October 21, 2021

Darling Halloween Card You Can Make

 Here's an original for you! I had fun playing with patterns from the Cute Halloween Designer Series Paper collection. Let me know if you love the patterns in the comments, please.

Easy Cutting Directions:
Pumpkin Pie card base - 5-1/2 x 8-1/2", scored at 4-1/4"
Basic Gray cardstock cut at 3-3/4" x 5"
Striped layer cut at 3-1/4" x 4-1/2"
Cut four 1-1/4" squares of the Cute Halloween Designer Series Paper.

A peek inside!

Products used to Create this Card and most are available to order at the link below:

Pumpkin Pie cardstock for the card base
Basic Gray cardstock layer
Cute Halloween 6" x 6" Designer Series Paper (DSP)
Basic White for inner card layer and tag scrap
Pumpkin Pie ink
Pumpkin Pie Stampin' Write Marker for tag edge treatment
Memento Tuxedo Black ink
Retired - Harvest Hellos stamp set
Retired - Tags 4 You stamp set for card inside
Playful Pets Combo Trim Pack
Holiday Rhinestones Basic Jewels
Glue Dots and Black Dimensionals

It's not too late to make a few Halloween cards to share with your neighbors and co-workers. Use whatever Designer Paper you have on hand to help cheer people up this season.

Happy Creating!

#stampinwitheva #sudemo
#stampinup #halloweencards

Tuesday, October 19, 2021

Very Very Bright Merriest Frames Card

This was actually the first sample card I made using the Merriest Frames Hybrid Embossing Folder and Die Set when I was designing for my October Stamp and Chat Class. I decided the Real Red was too bright so I went with the second card I designed that you can view at the link below.

Here's my other card design using the Merriest Frames Hybrid, click here to view.

What do you think about this card? Too bright?

You can really see the texture of the embossing folder in these photos. So beautiful!

Products used to create this Card and available at the link below my name:

Evening Evergreen cardstock card base

Painted Christmas Designer Series Paper

Real Red cardstock 

Basic White for tag and inner card layer

Christmas to Remember stamp set 

Evening Evergreen ink

Retired 3/8' Real Red Sheer Ribbon

Holiday Rhinestone Basic Jewels


Whether you give this card layout or the previous one a try, I really encourage you to check out this set. It is truly amazing! I can't wait to play more!

Have a lovely day!

#stampinwitheva #sudemo 
#stampinup #holidaycard